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New Picks for Twitter Top 10 Portfolio

It’s the first Friday of the month so it’s time for new picks for the Twitter Top 10 portfolio. Bank of America (BAC) is the only stock that stayed in the list from February.  Here are the symbols for the March picks. BIDU, BBRY, BAC, GTAT, PCLN, KNDI, EBAY, CMG, IRBT, ZNGA Here are the next five symbols in the list. GILD, ACT, F, TRIP, MCP Below is a performance chart and details of the February picks.  It is currently up 3.86% from the first Friday of February. Note: I’ll update the February details after the close today.  After the close the portfolio was up 4.05% for the period. Start Date Symbol Shares Start Price Start Total End Price End Total % Gain / Loss 2/7/2014 $BAC 734 16.82 12345.88 17.33 12720.22 3.03% $GMCR 114 107.75 12283.50 106.00 12084.00 -1.62% $SCTY 228 71.31 16258.68 77.80 17738.40 9.10% $MU 504 24.51 12353.04 24.42 12307.68 -0.37% $GILD 157 78.75 12363.75 79.58 12494.06 1.05% $QIHU 128 96.48 12349.44 120.79 15461.12 25.20% $CELG 79

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StockTwits Top 10 Portfolio Up 6.9% YTD

The StockTwits Top 10 Portfolio is up 4.48% from the first Friday in February and up 6.9% on the year. Solar stocks contributed the most to the gains with First Solar (FSLR) up 13.6% and SunPower up 12.7% on the month. It’s the first Friday of the month so it’s time for new portfolio picks.  None of the stocks from last month stayed in the portfolio.  Here are the symbols for the March picks. ZNGA, BIDU, AMD, SLV, EBAY, NOK, REGN, AA, GE, ANR Here are the next five stocks in the list. AIG, MS, HPQ, DIS, ABX Below is a performance chart and details of last month’s holdings. NOTE: I’ll update the details again after the close today.  After the close the portfolio was up 4.64% for the February holdings. Start Date Symbol Shares Start Price Start Total End Price End Total % Gain / Loss 2/7/2014 $GILD 130 78.75 10237.50 79.58 10345.40 1.05% $CRM 166 61.55 10217.30 60.74 10082.84 -1.32% $FSLR 205 49.83 10215.15 56.11 11502.55 12.60% $SPWR

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Most Bullish Stocks on Twitter

Below are charts with the bullish intensity scores for the most bullish stocks on Twitter for the week and month ended 3/4/14.

 
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Most Bearish Stocks on Twitter

Below are charts with the bearish intensity scores for the most bearish stocks on Twitter for the week and month ended 3/4/14.

 
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Most Active Stocks on Twitter

Below are charts with the intensity scores for the most active stocks on Twitter for the week and month ending 3/4/14.

 
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Most Bullish Stocks on StockTwits

Below are charts with the bullish intensity scores for the most bullish stocks on StockTwits for the week and month ended 3/4/14.

 
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Buy Signal for Bank of America

At the close on 3/4/14 a buy signal was generated for Bank of America (BAC). This signal comes from quantified StockTwits messages. As the stock has consolidated recently it has increased in support and sentiment from the StockTwits community.  After a positive divergence over three weeks the trend of positive messages have overwhelmed the trend of negative messages which triggered the buy signal.  Here’s a post with the details of how we trade stocks based on StockTwits and Twitter.

 
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Market Breadth Is Worse Than You Think

Last September there were a lot of market technicians talking about the number of stocks diverging from price and pointing out that market breadth was indicating a market top. I disagreed with that analysis and wrote a post about breadth not being as bad as it felt.  Today I’m seeing technicians pointing to the NYSE cumulative advance / decline line (NYAD) and its recent new highs and the number of stocks above their 200 dma above 80% as proof that the market should go higher. I’ll agree there are a lot of stocks advancing on a daily basis and NYAD is looking great.  The percent of stocks in the S&P 500 index above their 200 day moving average is still above 80% and is a great headline number.  Last September it was one of the things that kept me positive on the market.  Today that number doesn’t impress me so much.  Why?  Take a look at the damage done to this indicator in August and September of 2013.  Those market

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Sell Signal Ends for Bonds

The sell signal for bonds (TLT) issued on 1/28/14 has ended.

 
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It’s All About 1850 on the S&P 500 Index

The S&P 500 Index (SPX) finally closed and held above 1850 a couple of times this past week.  This is a positive development for the market if 1850 continues to hold.  A break back below 1850 will indicate that the market needs more time to digest the 2013 gains.  This coming week price is the indicator to watch most carefully. Although price has broken a major resistance level there are still several indicators giving mixed signals.  Our market health indicators that monitor the economy and market strength are still negative, and our measures of market quality keep bouncing along just above zero.  This isn’t the underlying environment I like to see when the market is breaking out to all time highs.  This suggests a bit of caution is warranted over the next few weeks. Our investor contentment index continues to fall from fairly high levels while our market stability indicator is recovering from very low levels.  This suggests investors are less comfortable the higher the market goes, but are losing

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